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Elderflower Cordial Recipe

A delicious cordial that can be made when elderflowers are in bloom during May and June.

Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans

Ingredients

For every 10 flower heads, you will need 1 litre of water and 250g of white sugar and 2 sliced lemons.

Method

1. In a non-aluminium, flameproof, casserole, bring the water to the boil and dissolve the sugar.
2. Wash the flowerheads.
3. Put the flowerheads and sliced lemons in the sugar syrup, cover, and set aside for 24 hours.
4. Strain and bottle in carefully-washed glass bottles – which have also been sterilised by being heated in the oven on a low heat (140/275/Gas 1) for about 20 minutes.
5. Keep in a cool place, and drink within a couple of weeks – or it might start to ferment.

It can also be used to make ‘Elderflower and strawberry jelly’.

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